Law: Boxcars and Rainmakers: A Glossary

Boilerplate: standard legal language used in motions, wills, pleadings, closings, etc. Also may be defined as excessive verbiage used in routine matters to cover every conceivable contingency. Usually baffling to laymen, but "court tested"—accepted by courts for so long that lawyers have little incentive to simplify.

Boxcar discovery: requests for every remotely relevant document. Also known as "fishing expeditions" and "give us the warehouse," discovery involves use (or abuse) of pretrial procedural rules to delay and wear down the other side.

Brokering: also known as "farming out." A lawyer gives a case to another...

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